News Francesca: Girls Be Ambitious TV Anime's 1st Promo Samples Animation
posted on 2014-03-29 09:00 EDT
Company HeART-BIT is currently streaming the first promotional video for the Francesca: Girls Be Ambitious TV anime. The promotional video tells viewers that Hokkaido is being targeted by Toshizō Hijikata and the rest of the Shinsengumi, who have awakened from their eternal slumber. The little girl Exorcist fights to stop them and protect Hokkaido from a hurricane of ambition. In the midst of this, Francesca awakens to help protect the area of Japan as well.
In addition, the official Facebook page for the project has unveiled more cast members for the anime:
(Note: Historical Japanese names are written in this article in western order, as on the official website.)
The new cast will join:
The anime will being airing on the Hokkaido Bunka Hōsō TV station in July.
The "local moe character" Francesca was created in 2012 to help promote Hokkaido. A Sapporo-based taxi company had used Francesca at the end of last year in its "Ita Taxi" (a pun on the word itasha or decorated car) campaign. Francesca has her own Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ accounts, and is also inspiring merchandise and an Android app.